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VOL. 7 I NO. 2 1 



OGLETHORPE 

UNIVERSITY 




PERSPECTIVES 

past, present ^future 




OUR HISTORY 16 OU IN ACTION I 14 OUR WORLD I 26 OUR COMMUNITY I 36 




CARILLON STAFF 




EDITOR 


PHOTOGRAPHERS 


RENEE VARY 


KYLE BURDG 




JEFF ROFFMAN 


CONTRIBUTORS 


MARTI SEARS 


ALEXANDRIA DUCKSWORTH '11 


JULIE VAUGHAN '09 


PAUL HUDSON 72 




ELIZABETH KATZ 


DESIGN 


LAURA MASCE 


EM2 


CHLOEYMAYO'lO 




ANITA STEVENSON PAHERSON '97 




BRANDON PELISSERO '03 




SUSAN SOPER '69 




KELLY HOLLAND VRTIS '97 





Carillon is published 
twice a year, fall and 
spring, for alumni, 
friends and family of 
Oglethorpe University. 
Oglethorpe, founded 
in 1835, is a private, 
liberal arts college. 
4484 Peachtree Road, 
Atlanta, GA 30319 
404.261.1441 or 
www. Oglethorpe, edu. 



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Photo Above 

The Class of 1951 gathered on the 
Oglethorpe quad for their June 10 
commencement ceremony. 



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NAME I 14 OU IN ACTION I 15 BEING 
CREATIVE I 18 SERVING THE COMMUNITY 
I 20 GOING GREEN I 23 GOING GLOBAL I 
26 OUR WORLD I 28 ALUMNI I 32 CLASS 
NOTES I 36 OUR COMMUNITY 
I 38 SNAPSHOTS I 39 PARTING SHOT 



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What a year this has been! Starting in 
January, Oglethorpe University has been 
celebrating the 175'^ anniversary of its 
founding in 1835, and the events of the 
year have been appropriately upbeat 
and productive. Of course everything has 
changed since OU's founding — the same 
year Darwin arrived at the Galapagos 
Islands, and the public debt of the United 
States dropped to zero (!) — but, we like to 
think that with every year, we get stronger, 
healthier, and sturdier. 

In that spirit, with President Larry Schall's 
strong leadership, the Board of Trustees at 
their spring meeting approved new and 
ambitious strategic initiatives for Oglethorpe 
that will serve as our roadmap for the 
coming years. At the heart of the plan lies 
our enduring mission — the commitment to 
broadly educate young men and women 
in the liberal arts and sciences so that they 
can think critically and independently and 
learn to express ideas persuasively. The plan 
also sets Oglethorpe on a path to fulfill more 
ambitiously than ever the goals to "make a 
life, make a living, make a difference." 

Building on Oglethorpe's unique advantage 
of being a liberal arts school in the great 
city of Atlanta, each initiative is designed to 
truly capitalize on our strengths — increased 
commitment to the environment, the arts, civic 
engagement, and experiential learning. You 
will read about some of our engagement 
in these areas in this issue. With the help of 
hundreds of volunteer leaders and committed 
alumni, we are also preparing to fund 
enhancements to three hugely important assets 
on our campus: the athletics center, the student 
center, and on academic learning center. 

The ability to be ambitious and forge ahead 
is made possible by our current successes, 
hiere are some of the recent highlights: 



• Enrollment for this fall is up, with more than 
280 new students — most of them incoming 
freshmen — already committed to attend 
our school. 

• We will enthusiastically welcome five 
new faculty members in August. You will 
read about them in the fall Carillon. 

• We're thrilled that Michelle Hall will join 
the OU senior administrative team in July, 
as the new Vice President of Campus Life. 
Michelle comes from Agnes Scott College 
where she was most recently promoted 

to Associate Vice President for Student 
Life and Community Relations. You'll meet 
her in the fall as well. 

• The Annual Fund is pacing ahead of 
past years end could set an all-time goal 
for alumni participation. 

• For the fourth consecutive year, 
Oglethorpe was named to the President's 
Fiigher Education Community Service 
Fionor Roll for extraordinary commitment 
to community service. (See page 18.| 

• Oglethorpe launched a new initiative in 
partnership with a social investment firm, 
to start Fellows for India's Affordable 
Private Schools, on education project to 
help schools. (See page 25.) 

• Alumni Weekend was a lively success 
with alumni spanning 58 classes — from 
1952 to 2010 — returning to campus from 
as far away as China. (See page 28.| 

• The Oglethorpe 2009 NCAA Men's 
Golf Championship Team recently 
received their championship rings for 

the first ever notional athletics championship 
for Oglethorpe. 

Since its earliest days, Oglethorpe has 
grown from only 25 students to on enrollment 
today of 1,100. Institutions, like people, 
evolve over their lives and the healthiest 
institutions find a way to evolve organically. 
So, while remaining rooted in our rich history, 
we ore — as stormy petrels are known to 
do — determinedly flying forward. 



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Celebrating our 175^ 





1 The traditional lone bagpiper on the quad called OU Day festivities to order on February 
10, 2010 — the launch of the 175* anniversary celebration. 2 President Schall and Ted Turner 
shared a laugh during their onstage conversation on OU Day 2010. When asked what 
advice he would give students today, Mr. Turner replied, "Early to bed, early to rise, work like 
hell, and advertise." 3 A new tradition was launched on OU Day 2010, All class presidents 
carried their class banners and led their respective classes down the quod to hear the guest 
speaker, Ted Turner. Pictured: Senior Class President Avery Livingston '10. 4 Dr. Bernice A. 
King, president-elect of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the youngest child 
of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, visited Oglethorpe on March 15, and was 
interviewed onstage byjasenka Besic '10 and John Hale '10. The discussion topic centered 
around "Women as Leaders and Peace Makers in a Time of War and Economic Crisis." 5 
On OU Day 2010, students gathered to witness James Edward Oglethorpe "himself" open 
a time capsule sealed by students in 2000. The time capsule was refilled with current OU 
mementos and reseoled until 2020. 6 The crowd cheered on the 2010 OU Day Petrels of 
Fire runners Isaac Barron, Maximilian Duwot, Tony Golden, and Sean Lovett. / President 
Jimmy Carter addressed a full house on February 16 during a Town Hall Meeting, part of 
the Mock A. Rikard Lecture Series. Pictured (l-r): President Schall; Frank Rikard, son of Mock 
A. Rikard; Matthew Niebes, recipient of the OU Carter Scholarship; President Jimmy Carter; 
Sarah Carter '06 and her husband Josh Carter, President Carter's grandson. 



Join us September 24-26, in Savannah, 
to celebrate the 175"' anniversary of the 
founding of Oglethorpe University. Walk 
in the footsteps of our University's name- 
sake, James Edvi^ard Oglethorpe, and his 
settlers, on Yamacraw Bluff, where they 
landed in 1733. 

A memorable weekend awaits you— full 
of history, Southern food, and fun, amidst 
the gorgeous architecture, Spanish moss, 
and cobblestones. 

During your weekend getaway, you'll 
enjoy accommodations at the historic 
Mulberry Inn; the music of the Savannah 
Jazz Festival; lunch at Mrs. Wilkes— made 
even more popular by President Obama's 
recent visit; the Historic District trolley 
tour; refreshments at the Monterey Square 
home of John Duncan, professor emeritus 
at Armstrong Atlantic State University; 
a chance to hear from an architect and 
urban planner/designer about the history 
of Savannah's squares; a tour of Savan- 
nah's Low Country; a haunted pub crawl; 
and much more. 



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JEO? 

JAMES EDWARD OGLETHORPE, FOUNDER OF THE COLONY OF GEORGIA, WAS BORN 
ON DECEMBER 22, 1696, IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. AFTER GRADUATING FROM ETON 
AND CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY, OGLETHORPE BEGAN A MILITARY 
CAREER IN 1717, FIGHTING AGAINST THE TURKS UNDER PRINCE EUGENE OF SAVOY. 



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CHAMPIONING THE OPPRESSED 

From 1722 to 1743, Oglethorpe served in 
the British House of Commons, gaining 
a reputation as the champion of the 
oppressed. He pressed for the elimination 
of English prison abuses and, in 1732, 
defended the North American colonies' 
right to trade freely with Britain and the 
other colonies. 



The prison reforms Oglethorpe had 
championed soon inspired him to 
propose a charity colony in American. 
On June 9, 1732, the crown granted a 
charter to the Trustees for Establishing 
the Colony of Georgia. Oglethorpe 
himself led the first group of 114 
colonists on the irig^Xe Anne, landing at 
the site of today's Savannah on February 
1, 1733. The original charter banned 
slavery and granted religious freedom, 
leading to the foundation of a Jewish 
community in Savannah. 

THE BAnLE OF BLOODY MARSH 

In 1742, Oglethorpe called upon his 
military experience and Georgia's 
fledgling militia to defend the colony from 
a Spanish invasion on St. Simons Island. 
Oglethorpe and his militia defeated the 
invaders in the Battle of Bloody Marsh, 
which is credited as the turning point 
between England and Spain's fight for 
control of southeastern North America. 



AN OPPONENT OF SLAVERY 

In 1746, Oglethorpe was falsely accused 
of treason by a disgruntled military office 
and driven from public life, although he 
retained his title as general and— at the 
time of the American Revolution— was 
the senior office in the British Army. He 
did not publicly comment on the war, 
but in private he tried to convince the 
government to negotiate a truce in 1777- 
1778. Throughout his life, Oglethorpe 
remained an outspoken opponent of 
slavery in the colonies. 

James Edward Oglethorpe died on June 
30, 1785. Three weeks before his death he 
called on John Adams, newly appointed 
ambassador to England from the United 
States of America, to express his "great 
esteem and regard for America"— the new 
country in whose creation he had played 
and important role. 

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Evan Scislowicz of Amana Academy, Alpharefta 
as James Edword Oglethorpe for a school project. 



6 CARILLON 1 SPRING 2010 




HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, 
OGLETHORPE CRYPT! 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO THIS YEAR, THE GREAT STAINLESS STEEL DOOR OF 
OGLETHORPE'S CRYPT OF CIVILIZATION IN THE BASEMENT OF HEARST HALL 
WAS SEALED BY THE LATE OU PRESIDENT THORNWELL JACOBS. THE CRYPT 
IS NOT TO BE OPENED UNTIL 8113 A.D, 

In 1936, inspired by the Egyptian pyramids, Jacobs came up with the unique idea of 
seaHng artifacts for posterity and opening them at a certain time. He calculated 8113 
from the Egyptian calendar, which began in 4241 B.C. Exactly 6177 years had elapsed 
since 1936. Jacobs projected the same period of time forward, thus arriving at 8113 for 
the Crypt's opening. 

The Westinghouse Company, preparing for the 1938 World's Fair, appropriated Jacobs' 
idea. George Pendray, a publicist with a way for modernist words (he coined the term 
Laundromat) came up with the new term Time Capsule. The Westinghouse project 
was seven feet long, literally capsule shaped, and buried in New York City, not to be 
opened for 5000 years. 

Inside the Oglethorpe Crypt, which was once the location of an indoor swimming 
pool, are artifacts meant to be representative of American life, many of them 
hermetically sealed with advice from the U.S. Bureau of Standards. Everything 
from dental floss to cancer information to the state of the world on May 28, 1940 
(Hitler was overrunning France) is in the Crypt. There is a special machine with 
cartoon instructions to teach the generation of 8113 A.D. how to speak our English. 
Imitating the pyramids, there is even a specially sealed bottle of beer in the Crypt, 
donated by the Anheuser-Busch Company. 

The Guinness Book of World Records has called the Oglethorpe Crypt of Civilization 
"the first successful attempt to bury a record for any future inhabitants or visitors to 
the planet Earth." 

By Dr. Paul Stephen Hudson '72 , Historian Laureate. Dr. Hudson is co-founder of the 
International Time Capsule Society. He recently was featured in a segment about the 
Crypt on the History Channel's "Life After People." 




Lone piper in kilt plays traditional 
summons to Oglethorpe Day on the 
campus, a sure sign of mid-February. 



SPRING 2010 I CARILLON 7 



R HISTORY 




"The architecture of an institution of learning should 
be a constant source of delight and inspiration to its 
students, teaching quietly but surely the highest ideals 
of life. Not less important are the personal surroundings 



GOTHIC GRAY STONE AND MORTAR: 

TfAE %niMT f ACUITY AT OGLETHORPE 



In a memorandum of May 6, 1914, to his 
Executive Committee, Thornwell Jacobs 
set enduring architectural standards for 
Oglethorpe University. The campus was to 
serve as a "living memorial" to the founder 
of Georgia, James Edward Oglethorpe, 
an alumnus of Corpus Christi College 
of Oxford University. There could be no 
other choice for the design of Oglethorpe 
University. "I refer to the pointed style 
of architecture known as Gothic," 
Jacobs declared. 




Another inspiration for Jacobs was his 
alma mater, Princeton University, with its 
gothic arches, mullioned windows, tower 
forms and craggy walls with engraved 
shields. "You can put in the face of a 
building," he wrote, "dignity, reverence, 
honesty and beauty." A fitting material 
for gothic architecture is granite, and 
Jacobs managed to secure donations 
of high quality stone from Elberton, 
Georgia. Emphasizing solidity and a 



vision of the finest, Jacobs wanted steel 
frames, Vermont slate roofs, and Indiana 
limestone trim. 

Jacobs hired the distinguished Atlanta 
firm of Thomas Henry Morgan and John 
Robert Dillon to design Oglethorpe. 
Morgan, considered "dean of Atlanta 
architects," executed many High Victorian 
landmarks in the city, including Agnes 
Scott Hall (1891) and North Avenue 
Presbyterian Church (1898). Morgan & 
Dillon associate architect Walter Thomas 
Downing designed Sacred Heart Church 
(1897) and the elegant Healey Building 
(1913). From 1915 to 1928 Morgan & Dillon 
with Downing designed three gothic 
granite halls on a landscaped quadrangle 
with an impressive driveway, all listed on 
the National Register of Historic Places. 

Administration Building (now Hearst 
Hall) opened its doors in 1916. The only 
Oglethorpe historic structure without a 
tower form, it established a pattern for 
the original campus structures. They 
are two and a half stories with gables in 
the roofs and lower level ground floors, 
serving as all-purpose buildings. There 
was a cafeteria where the bookstore is 
now. Classrooms and laboratories were 
on the first floor and faculty offices and 
dormitory rooms were on the upper floors. 
The Great Hall, designed by Downing, 
is substantially unchanged. In 1948 the 
building was renamed Phoebe Hearst 
Hall, after the co-founder of the PTA 




and the mother of publisher William 
Randolph Hearst. 

Lupton Hall is actually three separate but 
connected buildings, starting v^dth a bell 
and clock tower (once freestanding, v^dth 
Westminster chimes, gi\'ing the campus 
a musical dimension), a middle part, and 
the auditorium section with a fine portico. 
They commemorate the mother, wife and 
son of John Thomas Lupton, founder of 
the Coca-Cola bottling company. The key 
to navigating Lupton Hall, Jacobs's "triple 
dream come true," are its three sections, 
with separate staircases. Lowry Hall, 
expanded into Philip Weltner Library, 
bears a striking resemblance to the 
Gateway Tower at Corpus Christi College 
Oxford. Over the entrance is a fine old 
lantern from Corpus Christi. 

Jacobs called the Oglethorpe buildings the 
"Silent Faculty", believing them to be "a 
constant source of delight and inspiration, 
teaching the highest ideals of life." 
Certainly, Oglethorpe's gray stone and 
mortar challenges the best of those who 
enter our hallowed halls. 

By Dr. Paul Stephen Hudson '72 



8 CARILLON I SPRING 2010 



R HISTORY 



of the student's room. Cheap, ugly and ill- 
equipped apartments have exactly the same 
influence on the soul of a hoy that cheap, ugly 
and ill-equipped human companions have. In 



brief, the college educatio 
love of beauty and order <i. 
called decency is essentially ar 
defective." - ThornwellJacobs 




LUPTON HALL 

is named after John Thomas Lupton, 
the owner of the Southern Franchise of 
the Coca-Cola Botthng Company. Dur- 
ing a fundraising campaign to re-found 
Oglethorpe University, Thornwell Jacobs 
met Lupton in Chattanooga. Lupton was 
impressed by Jacobs and his passion to 
start an institution of higher learning. 
Lupton Hall was completed in three 
parts, with groundbreaking ceremonies 
in 1922, 1924, and 1927. The first part 
of Lupton Hall, including the bell tower, 
was erected as a memorial to Lupton's 
mother. The middle portion was dedi- 
cated to his son, Carter, and the third 
section, including the auditorium, hon- 
ored his wife. Beginning with his pledge 
of $10,000 in 1914, Lupton gave a total 
of $1,018,000 to Oglethorpe before his 
death in 1933. 




HEARST HALL 

was the first building on campus and was 
named by publisher William Randolph 
Hearst in honor of his mother Phoebe Ap- 
person Hearst. The publisher had given 
Oglethorpe a sizable donation of land, 
and in the early 1930s the Oglethorpe 
campus covered approximately 600 acres. 
This included 30-acre Silver Lake, which 
was, for a time, renamed Lake Phoebe. 



was dedicated in 1992, named for past 
Oglethorpe President Philip Weltner 
(1944-1953), a noted attorney and educa- 
tor. The current library was a result of 
an addition to the original Lowry Hall 
(named for Emma Markham Lowry) built 
in 1925. Weltner initiated an exciting 
approach to undergraduate education 
called the "Oglethorpe Idea"— one of the 
earliest efforts to develop a core curricu- 
lum, with the twin aims to "make a life 
and to make a living." 




EMERSON STUDENT CENTER 

was built in 1968, but remained nameless 
until trustee Bill Emerson made a $250,000 
gift to the school in 1982. The building 
was named to honor Bill, now an emeritus 
trustee, and his wife Jane in 1983. 




GOODM^ 

was built in 1956 as a men's dorm and 
was named in memory of Charles "Puggy" 
Goodman, a Milton Bradley executive 
and a university trustee and benefactor 
from 1945 until his death in 1955. 



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opened in 1971 and was named for Dr. 
Roy Goslin, professor of physics who 
joined the Oglethorpe faculty in 1946. 
Goslin had previously worked on the 
famous Manhattan Project in 1944. 



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then called Faith Hall, was built in the 
1940s. Beginning with only $3000 and the 
faith of President Thornwell Jacobs, ground 
was broken by Mrs. Hugh N. Bancker, 
president of Oglethorpe's Women's Board. 
In May 1942, Bancker placed a copper 
box in the cornerstone following the 23"^ 
commencement, yet $35,000 was still 
needed to complete the building. In 2000, 
J. Mack Robinson, an Atlanta entrepreneur, 
businessman, philanthropist (and breeder 
of thoroughbred racehorses!), gave funds to 
finish what is now named Robinson Hall in 
his honor. 



Fun Fact 

From 1965 through part of 1972 the 
institution was called Oglethorpe 
College. But the historical identity' of 
Oglethorpe University was so strong 
that in 1972 the original chartered 
name was re-established. 



SPRING 2010 I CARILLON 9 



R HISTORY 




HERMANCE STADIUM 

is named after Harry Putnam Hermance, 
pictured here with his wife, Sybil, and 
daughter, Helena, while attending the 
dedication football game between the 
Flying Petrels and the Dayton Flyers on 
October 26, 1929. Three days later Harry 
lost his entire fortune when the stock 
market crashed. Plans for the remain- 
ing seven sections of the stadium were 
suspended indefinitely. The stadium was 
used primarily as a football arena until 
the early 1940s, when all sports teams and 
activities were curtailed because of World 
War II. The field was later converted into 
a baseball field and named Anderson Field 
in honor of Coach Frank B. Anderson. 




CONANT PERFORMING 
ARTS CENTER 

was named after John and Miriam 
"Bimby" Conant, who provided the lead 
gift in funding the $5.5 million perform- 
ing arts center officially dedicated in 
1997- Bimby served as president of the 
Harland Charitable Foundation and was 
an OU trustee for many years. Oglethorpe 
shares the 510-seat facility with Georgia 
Shakespeare, the professional theatre- 
in-residence. 



DOROUGH FIELD HOUSE 

was dedicated on Alumni Day in I960. 
In 1976, it was named the Dorough 
Field House for R.E. Dorough— who was 
an OU trustee and athletics supporter, 
a Shriner, and Buckhead real estate 
investor— three years after his death. 



MAGBEE RESIDENCE HALL 
opened in 2005 and was named in 2008. 
The building memorializes Oglethorpe 
alumna and trustee Clare Findley "Tia" 
Magbee '56, who served as a member of 
the Board of the Oglethorpe National 
Alumni Association and was a valued anc 
enthusiastic member of the Oglethorpe 
University Board of Trustees from 1991 
until her death in 2005. 




TRAER HALL 

is named for Wayne Sterling Traer '28, 
a partner with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell 
accounting firm. For less than $100,000, 
he put his name on the l68-bed women's 
dorm. And, he timed his giving well- 
before the 1929 stock market crash. 




DEMPSEY HALL 

was completed in 1968, but was then 
called Weltner Hall. Virginia O'Kelley 
Dempsey '27 claimed the nameplate left 
vacant after the 66-year-old Lowry Hall 
was renamed Weltner in the early '90s. 
Dempsey Hall was dedicated in 1993 to 
honor Virginia and her husband Jack 
Dempsey '29. Both served as trustees- 
Virginia for two decades. 



MACCONNELL GATE HOUSE 

was not in the original plans of the 
university. It was completed in 1980 and 
after five nameless years, the mini-gothic 
gatehouse was named to honor Charles, 
Marjorie, and Elgin MacConnell. Charles 
taught at Oglethorpe in the 1940s and 
Marjorie served as registrar from the 
1950s through 1970s. Charles and Marjo- 
rie's son Elgin came to Oglethorpe in '49 
and served in many different capacities, 
including dean of administration, before 
retiring in the mid 1980s. 

Sources: 1942 and 1998 Yamacraw 
yearbooks; Oglethorpe Universitj" 
(The Campus Histor)' Series) by 
Anne A. Salter and Laura Masce. 2007- 



10 CARILLON 




A few days before his high school 
graduation Stephen John Schmidt '40 had 
no college plans and had never heard of 
Oglethorpe University. Several schools 
had offered the four-sport letterman 
athletic scholarships going into his senior 
year of high school, but after a cerebral 
hemorrhage on the first day of football 
practice left him temporarily paralyzed, 
all scholarship offers were rescinded. 
After successful brain surgery resulted in 
a complete recovery, Steve's high school 
principal informed him that he had a 
scholarship offer from a small school on 
the outskirts of Atlanta. On her advice 
to enroll in the college, Steve hitchhiked 



to Oglethorpe, thumbing his way from 
Moorestown, N.J. to Savannah and back 
up to Atlanta in fall of 1936. 

If Steve hadn't found his way to the sylvan 
campus at the terminus of the Atlanta trolley 
line, Oglethorpe might not have found its way 
through financial adversity and institutional 
turbulence of the 1960s. In 1964 the board 
of trustees was seriously considering selling to 
Georgia Baptists who wanted to change the 
school's name and make it a denominational 
institution. Steve resolved to keep Oglethorpe 
independent and financially solvent. Without 
the means to save Oglethorpe himself, Steve's 
fundraising kept the university afloat. Elgin 
MacConnell remembers, "Few checks arrived 
at the university during those years that didn't 
have Steve Schmidt's tracks on them." 



Orphaned at the age of 10, Steve 
adopted Oglethorpe as his family. 
Throughout his life, Steve continued to 
serve, support, steer, and inspire his 
school in every way he could. 



(Top leffl Halfway up the chapel steps — now 
Lupton Auditorium — Stephen J. Schmidt '40 sits 
with Jeanne Fuller '42 in spring of 1940. The 
college sweethearts married. 

{Top righl] As o major in the Army Air Corps 
during World War II, Steve named his B-29 
Superfortress "The Stormy Petrel." 



SPRING 2010 I CARILLON 




Thornwell Jacobs' 
office returned 
to former glory 

Next time you're on campus, don't miss a visit to the office of Dr. Thornwell Jacobs, pres- 
ident of Oglethorpe University from 1915-1943. In celebration of OU's 175"" anniversary 
of its charter, the office has been completely renovated and restored— from stripping 
and refinishing original hardwood floors and molding to replacing broken panes in the 
leaded glass windows to a brushing of a fresh coat of paint. 



Dr. Jacobs was 
the driving 
force behind 
the reopening 
of Oglethorpe 
University on 
its present site 
in 1916. 



Dr. Jacobs' office is located on the first floor of the 
stunning neo-Gothic architecture of Phoebe Hearst Hall, 
one of several campus buildings designed by acclaimed 
Atlanta architects Morgan, Dillon & Downing. It was 
completed in 1915. With a commanding view of the 
campus, the room also features— as does the adjacent 
Great Hall— molding designed by premier architect 
Walter T. Downing. 



The room now houses OU artifacts, photographs, 
memorabilia, and documents, including the school's original 
charter in Midway, Ga. in 1835; a chronological history of 
the college from 1835 to the present day; a gallery of all presidents who have presided over 
the Atlanta campus; and letters from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Helen Keller and 
Woodrow Wilson, all of whom received honorary degrees from Oglethorpe. 

Dr. Jacobs was the driving force behind the reopening of Oglethorpe University on its 
present site in 1916. He was responsible for the Gothic revival architecture of the origi- 
nal buildings and served as University President for nearly three decades. The historic 
Oglethorpe Crypt of Civilization, which was sealed 70 years ago and is not to be opened 
until 8113 A.D., was his idea and project. The room is open to the public on weekdays 
during normal business hours. 



OGLETHORPE POST OFFICE, 1949 

Since frontier times, having a U.S. Post Office meant prestige and 
convenience as areas became settled and relied on written long 
distance communication. In tfie Brookhoven area before the Civil 
War, the local post office was at Old Cross Keys, near the junction 
of Ashford-Dun woody and Johnson Ferry Roads. 

Not long after Oglethorpe University opened its doors at its present 
location in 1916, it was the proud site of a U.S. Post Office, where 
Dr. Thornwell Jacobs served as postmaster. Oglethorpe's location, 
convenient to the Southern Roilroad tracks, was ideal to facilitate rail- 
way mail service, the mojor method of transport for sorted mail and 



packages. There was a railroad 
depot across Peochtree that served 
as a place to receive mail bogs, 
even if the train did not stop. 

The mailing address for this post 
office northeast of Brookhoven 
was "Oglethorpe University, 
Georgia," which was considered a suburb of Atlanta. Its most use 
was in the 1930s, when more than 10,000 trains transported U.S. 
moil. Oglethorpe closed its post office in the late 1950s, but a 
reminder of the campus' role in mail delivery is the blue Postal Service 
mailbox at the corner of Lanier Drive and Peochtree. 




12 CARILLON I SPRING 2010 



FUN FACTS 



THE ELEPHANT 
AT OGLETHORPE 



One of the strangest stories of Oglethorpe 
University is about the elephant buried on 
campus. In the 1940s, Oglethorpe had a 
fledgling medical school, which no longer 
exists. When faculty member Dr. John Ber- 
nard heard that several elephants had been 
mysteriously poisoned at the Ringling Brothers 
Barnum & Bailey Circus dov\/ntown, he 
seized on a rare opportunity. • Claiming 
he needed specimens for his Comparative 
Anatomy class, Barnard, in 1941, persuaded 
some of his medical students to collect one 
of the elephants. Lab assistant Johnny Kelly 





E Compariy- soldiero .^.y^uuv, .^m .mc v^yicn 
rifles, and machine guns in December 1942. 






Curious Oglethorpe medico i .■. . 
ing atop a dead elephant on cornpus uoer iliey 
had dissected it and before burial. 

and several others transported it in a flatbed 
truck, unloading it near Lowry Hall (now ex- 
panded into the Philip Weltner Library.) They 
dissected the carcass outside in the cool 
November weather. • Under Dr. Barnard's 
supervision, the medical students studied the 
elephant specimen for about a week and 
then buried it somewhere behind Lowry Hall. 
The grave was not permanently marked, so 
the exact location is not known. 



Posf Office, Elephant and 

Band of Brothers stories all 

by Dr. Paul Stephen hiudson 72 



It is not generally known that the Bond of 
Brothers, made famous by historian Stephen 
Ambrose's best-selling book — which Steven 
Spielberg and Tom Hanks in turn made into 
a fen-hour epic HBO TV mini-series — passed 
through Brookhoven on a memorable march 
in December 1942. • The Band of Brothers 
was composed of the soldiers in E (Easy) 
Company of the Second Battalion of the 
506* Parachute Infantry Regiment, United 
States Army 101" Airborne Division. Having 
completed their basic training in Toccoo, 
Georgia, Easy Company embarked on a 
grueling 115-mile march to Atlanta. Coming 
into the Brookhoven area from Gwinnett 



■ pe Un.vers,!^ ^ampus, unload. ng their tield packs, 

County, the soldiers of Easy Company 
bivouacked on the Oglethorpe University 
campus, where for one night they unloaded 
their equipment, rested, and attended to their 
sore feet. It was during this critical time that 
these soldiers began to develop a lasting 
bond for the hardships that lay ahead. • 
The title for the book and mini-series comes 
from a speech delivered by the king of 
England before the Battle of Agincourt in 
Shakespeare's play Henry V. "We few, we 
happy few, we bond of brothers," Henry 
declared, adding "he that sheds his blood 
with me shall be my brother." Eventually 
the Band of Brothers that had bivouacked 
at Oglethorpe went on to fight heroically 
in critical victories with American airborne 
landings in Europe, such as Normandy and 
Bostogne, and on through the end of WW II 



P 10 GREATEST MOMEN 
IN OU ATHLETIC HISTORY 



Stormy Petrel fans and alumni around the country 
voted for the top 10 greatest moments throughout 
Oglethorpe athletics history. The top nine were 
revealed throughout the spring, with #1 unveiled 
during Alumni Weekend in April. Which moment do 
you think was voted #1? Visit www.gopetrels.com to 
see all 10 moments, ranging from men's and women'; 
basketball, to track and field, to golf, to... football? 




SPRING 2010 I CARILLON 





BRAVO TO THE BARD 
AND THE BRIT! 

Throughout the post 25 years, Georgia Shakespeare has welcomed almost a half million 
theatergoers to the Oglethorpe University campus. What began as a summer festival under 
a temporary tent has evolved into a mainstay of the Atlanta theatre community and an 
invaluable partnership for Oglethorpe University and its theatre students. 

Georgia Shakespeare was founded as a professional theatre company in residence at 
Oglethorpe at the invitation of then-President Dr. Manning Pattillo. He recognized that 
a professional theatre would enrich the liberal arts experience for students and enhance 
the cultural offerings in the community. 

This model partnership continues to thrive as it enters an exciting new phase of 
growth under the leadership of Georgia Shakespeare Producing Artistic Director 
Richard Garner and Oglethorpe President Larry Schall. In 2008, Oglethorpe initiated 
a Georgia Shakespeare Scholarship program for incoming first-year students based 
on a competition conducted jointly by Oglethorpe English professors and Georgia 
Shakespeare associate artists and directors. Prospective students are increasingly 
drawn to the exceptional opportunity for an acting internship with one of the most 
prestigious League of Residence Theatres in the nation. 

Oglethorpe also added curricular and hands-on depth to its collaboration with 
Georgia Shakespeare by introducing a minor in Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies 
and a theatre-focused study abroad trip to England. Two of OU's most recent theatre 
department productions were directed by Georgia Shakespeare associate artists, and 
theatre classes are often taught by these artists as well. 

OU theatre students have the opportunity to work directly with the professional actors 
and staff of Georgia Shakespeare— both behind the scenes and onstage. Students get 
hands on, real life experience without leaving campus. During the 2009-10 academic 
year, more than 100 students were actively involved in theatre. This integration of 
Oglethorpe's theatre program and a professional theatre company offers students the 
unique opportunity to earn Equity credits and to work closely with professionals while 
still undergraduates— an opportunity available at few, if any, other liberal arts colleges. 



Georgia Shal^espeare's Producing Artistic Director 
Richord Garner (for left) and Board Choir Lauren Kiefer 
(for right) presented Oglethorpe University with the 
2010 Spirit of Will Award, which honors individuals or 
organizations who exemplify the passion for the human 
condition that Shakespeare displayed throughout his 
writing, and who courageously advocote for the value of 
the oris as the ultimate expression of our shared humanity. 
Accepting on behalf of Oglethorpe were (left to right) 
President Larry Schall and former OU Presidents Larry D. 
Large, Donald S. Stanton, and Manning M. Pattillo, Jr. 



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14 CARILLON I SPRING 2010 



iEING CREATIVE I OU IN ACTiON 




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Will Carter always thought he'd go to college for his "dream"— international rela- 
tions—until an accident during his senior year at Roswell High School in Georgia 
kept him home much of the year and put him on a different path: playwriting. 

"It came to me a little bit in waves. I had breakfast with my youth pastor, expressing 
this struggle— of really wanting to do playwriting— but I was worried about money. 
And he said, 'Will, there are three ways to determine God's will: ability, desire and 
opportunity. You have two of those three!'" 



The third— opportunity— was the miss- 
ing link until Will visited Oglethorpe 
University's campus. "By then, I knew 
I wanted to do something in theatre. I 
came by, checked it out and I loved it," 
he said. Will immersed himself in the 
theatre program and has already written 
five one-act plays, one full-length and 
"countless five-minute plays." 

Will won first place for one-act plaj^writ- 
ing in the Agnes Scott College Writers' 
Festival 2010. "I felt very honored," he 
said. "It was open to graduate students." 



"/ have to write 
all the time" Will 
said. "It's a need. 
Ideas just come 
up— typically, 
they're very silly. '^ 



Line, Please is a one-act play about a play in which the characters are constantly 
interrupted by the stage manager. "I was reading some plays from medieval times 
with audience involvement... The entire play is about how I feel that modernity has 
kind of killed mystery," he explained. "I feel kind of pretentious saying this, that we 
have to know everything now— and I think mystery is a beautiful thing." 



16 CARILLON I SPRING 2010 



BEING CREATIVE 




Riding the Waves 
with Ivan Bilancio '81 



By Anita Stevenson Patterson '97 



What do Oglethorpe, Surfs Up, 
and jury duty have in common? 

Ivan Bilancio! Ivan '81, worked as supervis- 
ing editor for the award-nominated film 
Surfs Up... and took a break from jury duty 
to talk to me. 

Ivan grew up on the Oglethorpe campus; 
his late father, Leo Bilancio, was a popular 
faculty member. When it came time to 
decide where to go to college, Oglethorpe 
seemed to be the natural choice. Ivan 
laughingly says, "I was able to enjoy 
the campus with a minimum of 



embarrassment to both myself and my 
father." Always an avid reader, Ivan is fasci- 
nated with storytelling— both with the story 
itself as well as the characters within those 
stories. To him, his career choice seemed 
natural— he was able to combine his love for 
reading with his love of going to the movies. 
During his sophomore and junior years, 
this combination manifested into wanting 
to learn more about the creation of films. 
Ivan began this journey in the Oglethorpe 
library, reading all the books on film that he 
could be find. As a Lit major, Ivan studied 
under two of his favorite professors. Dr. 
Brightman and Dr. Weiss. 



After graduation, Ivan moved to California 
where he was fortunate to have friends 
(and where he knew the surfing would 
be better than in Atlanta!) When he 
first arrived in L.A., he began to work 
' as an assistant editor in motion picture 
advertising (trailers). He then moved on 
to work as a Live Action Feature assistant 
editor on si.x movies before discovering his 
love of animation editing in 1989, when he 
began his first job at Walt Disney Feature 
animation. Ivan has worked on many films, 
including The Lion King, where he learned 
the most, to his favorite. Surfs Up, where 
his avocation of surfing combined with his 
passion for film-making. 

He continues to reside in California 
with his wife, Gloria, and 18-year-old 
daughter, Leah. Ivan stays in touch 
with happenings at OU and to this day 
appreciates that Oglethorpe valued and 
nurtured creative thought. 




SPRING 2010 I CARILLON 



IN ACTION SERVING THE COMMUNITY 



IN MARCH, OGLETHORPE WAS NAMED TO THE 2009 
PRESIDENT'S HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY 
SERVICE HONOR ROLL, THE HIGHEST FEDERAL 
RECOGNITION A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY CAN 
RECEIVE FOR ITS COMMITMENT TO VOLUNTEERING, 
SERVICE-LEARNING, AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT. 

This was the fourth consecutive year the university has received this honor. Honorees 
were chosen based on a series of selection factors including the scope and innovation 





MORGAN COFFEY '13 was named among the 2010 National Young Women of Distinc- 
tion by the Girl Scouts of the USA for demonstrating extraordinary leadership in a 
community action project. To receive the National Young Women of Distinction award, 
honorees must spend one to two years on a community action project that has had far- 
reaching effects in her community and beyond. Morgan already earned the Girl Scout 

Gold Award— the highest scouting 
award— received by fewer than six 
percent of all Girl Scouts. 



MAKING 

US PROUD 



Morgan wanted to help victims of 
abuse. First, she started the Victim 
Support Initiative, which pro\'ides 
the Atlanta-area DeKalb Police De- 
partment's Special Victims Unit with helpful informational brochures to distribute to 
abuse victims. She then founded Change in a Bag, which provides with a fresh change 
of clothing to abuse victims— a small act of comfort during a traumatic experience. 

Morgan went on to establish Stronghold Atlanta to help women and children who are ^^c- 
tims of domestic violence. When victims enter a hospital or shelter after reporting abuse, 
their clothing is taken for evidence and they are given hospital gowns or on-hand ill- 
fitting clothing. Stronghold Atlanta provides new or gently used outfits to those \ictims. 

Morgan and her fellow winners were honored at a special awards ceremony in February. 
Morgan now serves as a troop leader and mentor to young girls. 



18 CARILLON I SPRING 2010 



SERVING THE COMMUNITY 




ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK 2010 



I could have stayed home watching TV, 
getting the sleep homework usually takes 
away, or reading for fun, but instead I 
decided to make spring break more 
productive this year. OU's Center for Civic 
Engagement offered a service trip to 




Savannah and I was excited because I love 
volunteering and, of course. Savannah. 

During our "break," our group cleaned 
up the beach at Tybee Island, organized 
22,000 pounds of beans for America's 
Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, land- 
scaped a garden at the Union Mission's 
Magdalene Project house for women and 
children, and played with kids at a local 
YMCA. My favorite volunteer project was 
the Tybee Island beach clean-up, where 
we picked up the usual cigarette butts and 
plastic trash, but also some unusual items 
(like a pair of bikini bottoms!) 



President Schall also helped with clean- 
ing the beach and came along with us for 
the Oglethorpe history tour around the 
grand city of Savannah. During the tour, 
we visited the Telfair Museum of Art, the 
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and most 
of the squares around the city, including 
one with a statue of James Oglethorpe. 

I learned you don't have to party hard or 
go to extravagant places over spring break 
in order to have a satisfying experience. 
Someone saying, "thank you" with a bright, 
warm smile is satisfying enough. 

By Alexandria Duckswoith 11 



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GOING GREEN 




GREEN PETEY SAYS: 
CONSERVE RESOURCES! 

Conserving energy and other natural 
resources is no small task on a campus 
built in the early 1900s! Oglethorpe is 
taking a three-pronged approach. An 
educational campaign encourages the 
entire community to behave in ways that 
conserve energy. Small-scale renovations 
of existing facilities are being planned, 
with an eye toward energy conservation. 
And, any large-scale renovation and 
new building projects will aim for 
LEED Certification and/or Energy 
Star Certification. 

Fast Fact: If everyone on compus shut down, 
slept, or hibernated their desktop computer when 
it was not in use, the university would save at least 
163kWh and $6704 per semester. 

GREEN PETEY SAYS: 
RECYCLE THAT WASTE! 

At OU, recycling is a student-led effort, 
with coordination and assistance from 
the Center for Civic Engagement. Student 
volunteers collect recyclables in three 
weekly shifts— 
and the recycling 
program at OU could 
not succeed without 
so many dedicated 
volunteers. 

To maximize the opportunities for the 
entire OU community to recycle, "single- 
stream" recycling— where all recyclables 
can be mixed together— is used. Bins 
are located in every building on campus, 
including residence halls. Cardboard is 
brought directly to the single-stream 
container and broken down for recycling. 



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GREEN PETEY SAYS: EAT 
ORGANIC & LOCAL FOOD! 

OU's food service is operated by Bon 
Appetit, which has become a model 
for what is possible in sustainable food 
service. Bon Appetit was the first food 
service company to address the issues 
related to where our food comes from and 
how it is grown. It has won several awards 
for sustainable practices, including 
serving local foods and sustainably- 
harvested seafood. Look for the "Farm 
to Fork" logo at the server's counter in 
the Emerson Cafe— it identifies meals 
containing ingredients that are seasonal, 
minimally processed, and purchased 
from a farmer/artisan within 150 miles 
of the campus. Yummy! 

Fast Fact: The OU Emerson Cafe is operated 
by the same company and under the same 
sustainable principles as Monterey Bay 
Aquarium's Portola Cafe. 

GREEN PETEY SAYS: 
MAKE A DIFFERENCE! 

Environmentally Concerned Oglethorpe 
Students (or ECOS) is an organization 
for students who are interested in 
the environment and its stewardship. 
Membership offers many rewards 
including conversation with peers 
who share environmental concerns, 
viewing of current and classic movies 
with environmental themes, lectures by 
regional experts on environmental topics. 



and participation in environmentally- 
themed campus activities. ECOS was 
instrumental in initiating the campus 
recycling program in 2006. 

Fast Fact: This student organization won a 
Presidential Award for Civic Engagement in 
2006 for its establishment of the campus-wide 
recycling program. 




Students from General Biology and Environ- 
mentally Concerned Oglethorpe Students (ECOS| 
cleared invasive Chinese Privet shrubs from the 
forested area on campus and gathered data at 
the Blue fHeron Nature Preserve in Atlanta. 



SPRING 2010 I CARILLON 21 



INACTION I GOING GREEN 



What is Urban Ecology? 




Cities around the world are growing larger, 
both in population and size. This growth 
often degrades natural resources and cre- 
ates inequities in standards of living, qual- 
ity of education, and allocation of taxes. 
Growth management can eliminate or 
reduce these impacts, but only if it is based 
on the interacting facets of natural and 
social science that drive urban expansion. 

Oglethorpe is helping to produce those 
scientists and managers that will ef- 
fectively manage future urban growth. 
OU's Urban Ecology Program offers this 
interdisciplinary experience in the city 
of Atlanta, where outdoor experiments, 
internship opportunities, and guest 
speakers abound. 



Conservation Biology, one of the Ur- 
ban Ecology electives, is taught onsite 
in Hawaii every other year. This course 
focuses on best practices for maintaining 
the rare and unique plants and animals 
of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Earlier this 
year, seven students and biology profes- 
sor Dr. Roarke Donnelly spent 13 days on 
the islands where they witnessed many 
charismatic and rare species (including 
the Hawaiian crow, humpback whale, sil- 
versword, and green sea turtle), collected 
data on the impacts of invasive species, 
and met with conservation biologists from 
the Bishop Museum, Hawaii Department 
of Aquatic Resources, and University 
of Hawaii. 



. [Top] Anne Sexton '1 1 helps collect invasive 
Jackson's Chameleons near Volcano Village in 
Howoii for o study of the predators' impact on 
native insect prey. 

■ [Right] (left to right) Marcus Edwards '11, 
Sarah Shrewsbury '10, and Thomas Smith '10 
appreciate the lookout at the end of the Alakoi 
Swomp Trail on Kauai, Hawaii. 

[Far right] Students and professors with the 
plume of volcanic gas emitting from the Kiloueo 
Coldera in Hawaii. 




WHArS THE P(o)INT? 

O Reduce OU's burden on the environment Sustainability is meeting "the needs of 

O Be a model citizen in the Atlanta the present without compromising the 
community ability of future generations to meet their 

O Reduce the cost of OU operations own needs."* 

O Encourage the creation of curricula to 
promote awareness of the environment *World Commission on Environment 
and sustainability and Development. 1987. Our Common 

O Respond to growing applicant/student Future. Oxford University Press, 


SUSTAINABILITY 
INITIATIVE 


interest in the environment and New York, 
sustainability 



22 CARILLON I SPRING 2010 



GOING GLOBAL 




"/ learned about 

the inequality and 

poverty in South 

America and 

quickly decided 

that it was here 

that I wanted to 

try to help." 



THE PATH TO SOUTH AMERICA 

After I graduated from OU, I wanted to do sometfiing tfiat made a difference before I 
returned to graduate scfiool. I began looking for volunteer organizations abroad that 
would give me the opportunity to live in an exciting new culture and learn a new lan- 
guage while I volunteered. I learned about the inequality and poverty in South America, 
and quickly decided that it was here that I wanted to try to help. 

I found a small energetic organization called VE Global, which recruits, trains and orga- 
nizes a global network of volunteers to achieve a vision of equality of educational and 
social opportunity for at-risk children in Chile. I applied to volunteer in an orphanage for 
5 months. I arrived in Santiago, Chile in March 2009 to begin volunteering, and for three 
months I worked in an orphanage every day. Those three months changed the way I look 
at the world, and gave me a new perspective on life. At that point I decided to defer my 
place at business school for one year, and began working for VE Global as Director of 
Resource Development. 

"FUERZA CHILE" 

The days after the quake were surreal. The terror of the moment the quake struck was fresh 
in everyone's mind, and strong aftershocks rattled the country at the rate of a few per hour. 
But, the thing that struck me most after the quake was the way people pulled together to 
support each other. 

In the weeks following the quake, we volunteered at the Red Cross warehouse in San- 
tiago. People from all over Santiago, earthquake victims themselves, organized donation 
drives in their neighborhoods and churches, and delivered the goods to the Red Cross 
warehouse. Volunteers poured in every morning to help unload and sort donations, 
package them, and load the disaster relief onto convoys headed south to the epicenter. 

Suddenly, Chilean flags appeared in windows across the city. "Fuerza Chile" ("Be strong, 
Chile") was spray painted on walls and buildings. It seemed that everyone was tn/ing to help. 

Student groups collected donations and sent missions south to build shelters and distribute 
aid. We joined with a group of students from the University of Santiago and sent our 
volunteers south to help build shelters before the rainy season arrives. For many people in 
Chile, the earthquake was devastating: 2 million families lost their homes, and more than 
1,000 people lost their lives. Despite the devastation, the spirit and strength of the Chilean 
people has been impressive. As a society, they've come together to support each other, 
repair the damage, begin rebuilding, and move on. 



Matt continues his work in Santiago, Chile. Find out more about VE Global 
at www.ve-global.org. 



SPRING 2010 I CARILLON 



ON 23 ^H| 



IN ACTION GOING GLOBAL 




Pictured in front of Sonssouci, the former summer palace of Frederick 
the Great in Potsdam, Germany are: (front, l-r) Chloey Mayo, '10, Benoy 
Kazani '09, Kyle Ruziko '11, Dr. Seemo Shrikhande; and (back, l-r), Marc 
von Mandel '10, Hannah Lower/ '12, Ian Franklin '11, Dan Lukocs '12, and 
Professor Oezlem Filiz. 



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academic education 



Oglethorpe offers numerous 
opporfunities for interna- 
tional education through 
a growing global network 
of partnerships and agree- 
ments with universities 
around the world, and by 
sponsoring several for-credit 
short-term trips annually. 

During the 2009-10 
academic year: 

• A total of 68 students 
studied abroad in 12 
different countries 

• 42 students participated 
in the short-term for-credit 
trips to Hawaii, Spain 
and Morocco, Germany 
and Turkey, and Oxford 
and Paris 



26 Oglethorpe students 
spent a semester or full 
year studying abroad — 
the largest number in the 
history of the program 

Fifteen students have 
already been accepted to 
study abroad in Fall 2010 
— the largest number yet 
for fall semester. In 2011, 
Oglethorpe will offer aca- 
demic excursions to Costa 
Rica, Greece, India, Japan, 
and China, and a four-week 
stint in Florence, Italy in 
the summer. As part of its 
strategic plan, Oglethorpe 
is increasingly committed 
to offering its students the 
opportunity to live life in 
another culture — often a 
life-changing experience. 



From the Occident 
to the Orient 

By Chloey Mayo '10 

During spring break, I traveled \vith eight other 
Oglethorpe students and faculty to Germany and Turkey 
for what several students call the "trip of a lifetime." 

"It truly was a trip to remember," said Marc von Mandel '10, who 
decided to go on the trip as a way to explore his German heritage. 
"Both Germany and Turkey are unique in their cultures, and it 
was a once-in-a lifetime experience to see how people live in other 
countries as well as their history." 

While in Germany, our group visited museums and historical and 
cultural landmarks such as the Brandenburg Tor, the Berlin Wall, 
and a number of castles once lived in by European royalty. 

Aside from academic ventures, we had the opportunity to explore 
Berlin, Dortmund, and Miinster with students from Dortmund 
Technical University, one of Oglethorpe's partner schools. While 
there, we recognized some familiar faces— other OU students 
who are spending a semester abroad, as well as former German 
classmates who had been part of the exchange program. 

Ian Franklin '11 had already spent a summer in Germany and was 
excited to be able to return to the country to practice his German 
and catch up with friends. 

"The best part for me was seeing [my friend] Ina again, and 
getting to meet the new German teacher and exchange students," 
said Franklin. "Ina was my double when I was studying at TU 
Dortmund, and she came here for a semester. It was so nice to 
be a thousand miles from home and have someone greeting you 
with a huge hug and some gummy bears." 

After seven days in Germany, our group headed to Istanbul, 
Turkey, where we toured famous monuments such as the Blue 
Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and the Hagia Sophia. We also tried 
new foods, cruised the Bosphorous Strait, and negotiated \Wth 
local merchants in the city's bazaars. The week was capped with 
a formal dinner at the top of Istanbul's Galata Tower, one of the 
highest points in the city, complete with live entertainment and 
a breathtaking view of Istanbul and the Bosphorous. 

"I have so many wonderful memories from the trip," recalls von 
Mandel, who had never been overseas before the excursion. "It 
definitely spurred my interest in graduate programs abroad. I 
can't wait to go back." 



24 CARItLON 1 SPRING 2010 



JOING GLOBAL I OU IN ACTION 



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Congratulations 
Class of 2010! 



Catherine Olivia Rocamora '10 received 
the Sally Hull Weltner Award, given annually 
in loving memory of Sally Hull Weltner, wife 
of Dr. Philip Weltner, president of Oglethorpe 
University from 1944-1953. The award 
honors the student in the graduating class who 
has attained the highest level of scholastic 
achievement with the greatest number of hours 
in course work completed at Oglethorpe. 

Avery Corlnne Livingston '10 and Stephen 
James Archer '10 were given the James 
Edward Oglethorpe Awards, presented to the 
man and the woman in the senior class who, 
in the opinion of the faculty, realize most fully 
the aims of an Oglethorpe education in terms 
of scholarship, leadership, and character. 



Dr. Roarke Donnelly, associate professor of 
biology and director of the Urban Ecology 
Program, received the Lu Thomasson Garrett 
Award for Meritorious Teaching, established 
in 1994 through a generous endowment 
gift to the University from the late Lu Garrett 
'52 and her husband David Garrett, Jr. Mrs. 
Garrett was a member emerito of the Board 
of Trustees and Oglethorpe honorary degree 
recipient in 1994. 

Dr. Keith Aufderheide, a chemistry professor 
at Oglethorpe for 20 years, is the recipient of 
this year's 2010 Vulcan Materials Company 
Teaching Excellence Award. The Vulcan 
Materials Teaching Excellence Award is 
sponsored by the Vulcan Materials Company 
and presented annually to a member of the 
faculty who demonstrates a high level of 
commitment to teaching, student success. 



The following students' 
and faculty were honored 
during the May 9, 2010 
commencement ceremonies. 



and campus life. In addition to teaching, 
Aufderheide has also served as interim 
associate provost for the past two years. He 
is active in many campus initiatives, including 
the honor code committee and spearheading 
the Oglethorpe contingent of the SENCER 
program (Science Education for New Civic 
Engagements and Responsibilities). 

A 1 Christina Zaytsev '10 rang the bell with spirit 
during the Carillon Ceremony — and became a port 
of the Oglethorpe tradition. 2 OU President Larry 
Schall with Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 
G. Wayne Clough and William J. Todd, President 
and chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Cancer 
Coalition, onstage during the honorary degree 
presentation at the 2010 Commencement. 3 Led 
by Class President Avery Livingston '10, the Class 
of 2010 toasted their accomplishments prior to the 
Carillon Ceremony. 4 Dr. Keith Aufderheide (right) 
received the 2010 Vulcan Materials Company 
Award Teaching Excellence Award. 



26 CARILLON 



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2010 HONORARY DEGREE REClPi 



Belle Turner Lynch '61 received an 
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane 
Letters in recognition of her unparal- 
leled volunteerism, numerous contribu- 
tions, and lasting legacy of leadership at 
Oglethorpe University. 

Lynch graduated magna cum laude in 
1961 and earned the Sally Hull Weltner 
Award for Scholarship. She was elected 
to the Board of Trustees in May 1983 
and has served as Chair and on numer- 
ous committees. As Board Chair, Lynch 
worked with the Board and President 
Schall to create and implement significant 
University improvement plans including 
upgraded campus facilities. 

She has been a generous supporter 
of campus beautification, Christian 
Leadership, the Weltner Library, the 
Oglethorpe Women's Network, the 
Performing Arts Center, new residence 
halls, sports and recreation, and the 
endowment. She established the Milner 
Professorship in Education and in 1992 
was awarded the Talmage Award by the 
Oglethorpe National Alumni Association. 

Lynch 's volunteerism and commitment 
to the community has extended into the 
Atlanta community. She is a founding 
member of the Atlanta Alzheimer's 
Association, where she served on the 
Board and as president. Lynch also serves 
as a Trustee of the Atlanta Preservation 
Center and works with the Milner Award, 
a nonprofit organization dedicated to 
inspiring the love of reading in children in 
Atlanta and Fulton County. 



G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the 
Smithsonian Institution, was presented 
with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of 
Science in recognition of his significant 
contributions in the field of science and 
technology. Clough is the 12''' Secretary 
of the Smithsonian Institution, the 
world's largest museum and research 
complex with 19 museums, nine research 
centers, the National Zoo, and research 
activities in more than 90 countries. 

Clough previously served as president of 
the Georgia Institute of Technology for 14 
years. A native Georgian, Clough received 



from the American Society of Civil Engi- 
neers, including the 2004 OPAL lifetime 
award for contributions to education. He 
is one of 14 civil engineers to have been 
twice awarded civil engineering's oldest 
recognition, the Norman Medal, in 1982 
and in 1996. He received the George 
Westinghouse Award from the American 
Society of Engineering Education in 1986 
for outstanding teaching and research. 
In 1990, he was elected to the National 
Academy of Engineering (NAE), and 
in 2008 was recognized with the NAE 
Bueche Award for his efforts in public 
policy. He was awarded the 2002 Nation- 
al Engineering Award by the American 
Association of Engineering Societies. 




his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in 
civil engineering from Georgia Tech and 
a Doctorate in civil engineering from the 
University of California, Berkeley. Clough 
has been a professor at Duke University, 
Stanford University, and Virginia Tech. 
He served as head of the department of 
civil engineering and dean of the College 
of Engineering at Virginia Tech, and as 
provost at the University of Washington. 

In March 2009, Clough was inducted into 
the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia. 
He has received nine national awards 



Clough chaired of the National Research 
Council Committee on New Orleans 
Regional Hurricane Protection Projects 
and serves as a member of the National 
Science Board. He served on the Presi- 
dent's Council of Advisors on Science and 
Technology (2001-08) and as co-chair 
of the 2004 National Innovation Initia- 
tive and University vice chair of the U.S. 
Council on Competitiveness; he chaired 
the Engineer of 2020 Project for the NAE 
and served as a member of the National 
Governors Association Innovate America 
Task Force (2006-07). 



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ALUMNI 



I can hardly believe it was just a year ago I was elected president 
of the Oglethorpe University Alumni Association. This has been a 
fantastic year, and I am most grateful for the opportunity to serve. 

Throughout the past year, I have enjoyed meeting and spending 
time with alumni in Atlanta, New York, and Washington, D.C. 
at various receptions and events. The stories and the memories 
shared by Golden Petrels and Young Alumni alike confirm that 
Oglethorpe is truly o unique experience. 

As you read through this issue of The Carillon, I invite you to look 
for the unique ways Oglethorpe alumni give their time, talent, and 
treasure back to our alma mater. Examine how our graduates are 
making a life, making a living, and making a difference. 

In April, more than 500 Petrels gathered to celebrate the 175* 
Anniversary of the charter of Oglethorpe. Outstanding alumni and 
the Oglethorpe faculty — past and present — were honored at the 
Friday night gala. 




Old friends and new friends gathered on the Academic Quod 
to Stomp the Lawn. Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, 
and encouraged others to join the fun. 

Finally, I want to thank the alumni who hove made a difference by 
financially supporting Oglethorpe this year. If you haven't made 
your gift, please step up and join your fellow Petrels who create 
and sustain an exceptional experience for Oglethorpe students. 

I look forward to seeing you soon at Oglethorpe. 

With best wishes. 



Randy Roberson '97 

President 

Oglethorpe University Alumni Association 



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28 CARILLON I SPRING 2010 



ALUMNI 



CONGRATULATIONS, 2010 ALUMNI AWARD WINNERS! 




Dr. Manning M. Pattillo '94H 
received the 2010 Talmage 
Award, which annually honors 
an individual's contribution 
of time, talent or financial 
resources to both Oglethorpe 
and in the business or profes- 
sional world. Dr. Pattillo was 
the President of Oglethorpe 
University from 1975 to 1988. 

Born in Virginia, Pattillo 
graduated from the Univer- 
sity of the South ("Sewanee"), 
where he was president of his 
fraternity and elected to Phi 
Beta Kappa. Following army 
service in World War II, he 
pursued graduate study at the 
University of Chicago, from 
which he receive the degrees 
of Master of Arts and Doc- 
tor of Philosophy. Pattillo 
was later awarded honorary 
doctorates by eight colleges 
and universities, including the 
honorary degree of Doctor of 
Laws in 1994 from Oglethorpe. 
He taught at the University of 
Chicago, New York University, 
and the University of Georgia, 
and is author of four books 
on higher education, most 
recently of a brief history of 
Oglethorpe University. 

Upon his retirement from 
Oglethorpe, the Board of 



Trustees gave him the honor- 
ary title of Chancellor. During 
his presidency, selective ad- 
missions was established, so 
that Oglethorpe became noted 
as "highly selective" by leading 
college directories; Ogletho- 
rpe was more clearly defined 
as specializing in excellent 
teaching; and young scholars 
and teachers from across the 
country were added to the 
Oglethorpe faculty. Prior to 
Oglethorpe, Pattillo served 
as an executive of two large 
philanthropic foundations, 
the Lilly Endowment and the 
Danfort Foundation. 

Pattillo is a long-time mem- 
ber of the Rotary Club of At- 
lanta. He has served as a Life 
Trustee and Vice-Chairman 
of the Woodruff Arts Center; 
President and Board Member 
of the Phi Beta Kappa As- 
sociation of Atlanta; President 
of the Georgia Association 
of Colleges and the Georgia 
Foundation of Independent 
Colleges; Chairman and Presi- 
dent of the English-Speaking 
Union of Atlanta; President 
of Georgia Special Olympics; 
and, Chairman of the Council 
of the Salvation Army College 
for Officer Training. He has 
been a trustee of five private 
colleges and was an acting 
President of the Atlanta 
College of Art. 

Emily Gurley '96 was pre- 
sented with the 2010 Spirit of 
Oglethorpe Award, annually 
given to an OU alum who 
lives by the Oglethorpe motto 
("Make a life. Make a living. 




Make a difference.") and dem- 
onstrates the attributes of 
a liberal arts education by 
exhibiting creativity, purpose- 
fulness, and a commitment to 
improving the quality of their 
community. 

At age 11, Gurley relocated 
with her family from Ball 
Ground, Ga. to Dhaka, Ban- 
gladesh, setting the stage for 
her life's work. After gradu- 
ating from Oglethorpe with 
a degree in history, Gurley 
became a U.S. Peace Corps 
volunteer in Romania where 
she designed HIV education 
campaigns for high schools 
and worked with the coun- 
try's first hospice. Gurley 
returned to the U.S. and 
completed a master's degree 
in public health at Emory 
University in 2002. For the 
next six years, she worked 
with the Program on Infec- 
tious Diseases and Vaccine 
Sciences at the International 
Diarrheal Diseases Research 
Centre, Bangladesh where 
she designed or implemented 
more than 30 research studies 
and led surveillance activities 
for respiratory disease and 
meningoencephalitis. She also 
led investigations of outbreaks 
and subsequent prevention 



strategies. Her outbreak 
investigations have included 
person-to-person transmis- 
sion of Nipah, a newly emerg- 
ing virus; toxic poisoning 
from eating wild plants during 
food shortages; and pesticides 
as the cause of sudden child 
death. 

Gurley 's current research 
interests include preventing 
transmission of respiratory 
disease in resource-poor hos- 
pitals; incorporating post- 
mortem exams into outbreak 
response; and quantifying the 
burden of maternal and neo- 
natal deaths associated with 
hepatitis E in Bangladesh. She 
has authored or co-authored 
more than 20 scientific 
publications. Gurley recently 
relocated to Baltimore to 
begin her doctor of philosophy 
degree in infectious disease 
epidemiology at the Johns 
Hopkins Bloomberg School 
of Public Health. 




Lance Ozier '01 received the 
2010 Young Alumnus of the 
Year Award, annually given to 
a graduate of the last 10 years 
who has shown leadership and 
inspired other young alumni 
through participation in 
career, public service, 



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ALUMNI 



volunteer, or continuing edu- 
cation activities. 

A native of Carrollton, Ga., 
Ozier is a research associ- 
ate with the National Center 
for Restructuring Educa- 
tion, Schools and Teaching 
(NCREST), where he manages 
school improvement initiatives 
in some of the nation's most 
vibrant and complex urban 
districts, including Baton 
Rouge, Detroit, Atlanta, and 
New York. Since 1998, Ozier 
has also coordinated educa- 
tion programs for Project 
Morry, a youth development 
program offering 10 years of 
summer camp and school year 
support to inner city kids in 
the New York City area. 

While a student at Ogletho- 
rpe, Ozier served as president 
of his freshman and junior 
classes, belonged to the Uni- 
versity Singers and University 
Playmakers, served as student 
newspaper business manager, 
and was active in the Urban 
Leadership program. He 
received the Leader in Action 
Award in 1999 for his work in 
the Lynwood Park Community 
near the OU campus. After 
graduating, Ozier deferred 
graduate school to pursue 



teaching in the Southeast's 
most diverse public elemen- 
tary school. 

For six years, Ozier worked 
as a founding advisor at 
the National Academy for 
Excellent Teaching which 
partnered with NYC middle 
and high schools to create a 
national professional devel- 



now has master's degrees 
in sociology and education 
and English education from 
Columbia University and he 
is completing his doctoral 
studies, also at Columbia. He 
also is an instructor in teacher 
education at Teachers College, 
Columbia University and The 
City College of New York. 




opment model now used in 
more than 300 schools across 
the country. He received the 
2007 Excellence in Summer 
Learning Award from Johns 
Hopkins University in the area 
of advancing rigorous sum- 
mer inquiry and project-based 
learning experiences during 
out-of-school time. Ozier 



Becky Ellis '97 was inducted 
into the Oglethorpe Athletic 
Hall of Fame in recognition 
of her achievements on 
the women's basketball team. 
Ellis is an Atlanta native 
and attended Morrow High 
School. While at Oglethorpe, 
she was a four-year starter on 
the women's basketball team 



from 1993-1997. She ser\'ed 
as a co-captain during her 
sophomore, junior, and senior 
seasons. She was selected All- 
SCAC Honorable Mention in 
1994, 1995, and 1996, and All- 
SCAC Second Team in 1997. 
She was the first woman bas- 
ketball player at Oglethorpe to 
score over 1,000 career points 
and finished wdth 1,342. At 
the end of her career, Ellis 
held multiple school records 
including total career points, 
career scoring average, career 
three-point field goal per- 
centage, career free throw 
percentage, total career steals, 
single season scoring average, 
single season three-point field 
goal percentage and single 
season free throw percent- 
age. She was also a member of 
the OU women's tennis team 
for four years. At graduation, 
she received the award for 
Outstanding Female Senior 
Athlete. She currently holds 
a faculty position in the 
Department of Kinesiologj' 
and Health at Georgia 
State University. 

Christine Scarborough '00 
was inducted into the Athletic 
Hall of Fame in recognition 




CARILLON I SPRING 2010 




of her achievements on the 
women's soccer team. Born 
and raised in the Atlanta area, 
Scarborough is a graduate 
of Brookwood High School 
in Snellville, Ga. While at 
Oglethorpe, Scarborough 
served as captain of women's 
soccer during her senior year. 
She was a four-time All-SCAC 
performer and finished her 
career with 51 goals (most in 
women's history at OU), 21 
assists and 122 total points 
in 66 games (most in OU 
women's soccer history). She 
was named First Team All- 
Conference in 1997, 1998, 
and 1999. 

Scarborough gradu- 
ated from Oglethorpe with a 
bachelor's degree in business 
administration and computer 
science. After graduation, she 
worked as an account execu- 
tive for a technology firm. She 
lives in Tucker, Ga. and is self- 
employed. 



Chris Wall '99 was inducted 
into the Athletic Hall of Fame 
in recognition of his achieve- 
ments on the men's basketball 
team. An Atlanta native. Wall 
was recruited to play at Holy 
Innocents' High School in 
Sandy Springs, Ga., where he 
started as forward and center. 
He went on to play for Rein- 
hardt College for two years, 
where he was top scorer and 
rebounder, but was recruited 
away to play for Oglethorpe. 

Once at Oglethorpe, Wall 
became a dominant force on 
the team and achieved Na- 
tional Player of the Week for 
his performance at the open- 
ing tournament of the 1997 
season. Before graduating, he 
achieved nominations for All 
Conference Team and an Hon- 
orable Mention All American. 

After graduation. Wall 
started a real estate company, 
Atlanta Investing, Inc. After 
partnering with his brother 
in 2002, the company quickly 
grew and achieved INC 500 



status in 2007. Wall cur- 
rently lives in East Atlanta 
and is still working in real 
estate with his new company, 
Greystone Classic Properties. 

Jay Williams '99 was in- 
ducted into the Athletic Hall 
of Fame in recognition of his 
achievements on the men's 
soccer team. Originally from 
Johnson City, Tenn., Williams 
attended Science Hill High 
School, where he played varsity 
soccer for three years and was 
co-captain his senior year. 
During his sophomore and 
senior years the team made it 
to the semi-finals of the 5-A 
State Championship. 

Williams was a four-year 
starter in Oglethorpe men's 
soccer, leading the team in 
scoring all four years. He was 
elected by his teammates as 
the MVP of offense all four 
years. During his junior and 
senior years, he served as co- 
captain and was selected as 



a First Team All-Conference 
player. During Williams' 
senior year, he was selected as 
a NCAA Division-Ill Second 
Team All-South player and 
finished his college career 
with 40 goals. 

Williams earned a bach- 
elor's in accounting from 
Oglethorpe and an MBA 
from Georgia State University. 
Williams has remained active 
in the Oglethorpe commu- 
nity, serving as a class agent, 
a director on the Board of 
the Oglethorpe University 
National Alumni Associa- 
tion, and currently on the 
OU Board of Trustees. He 
is the CFO of Commodity 
Marketing Company, a com- 
modity trading company in 
Alpharetta, Ga. 



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Class Notes 



Edward Fisher '40 was only a 
student at OU for a year before he 
transferred to Ohio University in 
1941. From there, he enHsted in 
the U.S. Naval Air Force on De- 
cember 8, 1941. Upon his return, 
he went back to Ohio and received 
his bachelor's degree in 194'7. He 
traveled as a factory representative 
for 20 years and owned a branch 
of Western Store from 1974-1984. 
He worked as a realtor for a year 
and moved to Lake Placid, Fla. 
Edward resides in the Ohio Ma- 
sonic Retirement Home. He volun- 
teers at the U.S. Post Office, and 
he has also recently been elected 
as the President of the Council of 
Independent Living Apartments. 
His favorite OU memories are of 
the beautiful campus and par- 
ticularly the snow storm of 1939, 
which left nine feet of snow. 

Nicholas Pope '42 married Helen 
on January 2, 1945. He's a retired 
U.S. Navy commander and naval 
aviator, serving 22 years. He also 
worked as an NBC News television 
producer. His favorite OU memory 
is having the honor of knowing 
Dr. Jacobs and his teaching staff 
He fondly looks back on Coach 
John Patrick and his family and 
remembers the love he had for 
Petrels football across from the 
old train station. 

Sally Swank Burke '46 worked 
in the medical field in hospitals, 
doctor and dental offices, and a 
nursing school. After her retire- 
ment, she volunteered at a senior 
center, a hospital, and her church 
organization. She served on the 
Board of Directors for Nurses and 
the Family Learning Center and 
was recently recognized by the 



Missouri State Board of Nursing 
for her 50 years in active nursing. 
Her favorite OU memory was the 
Christmas Boar's Head Ceremony. 

Florence Richardson James '48 

remarried in 2002 to Bob James 
who was her college sweetheart. 
He attended Georgia Tech, and 
they went their separate ways after 
college. After they married, she 
moved from Atlanta to St. Louis. 
They visit her three children 
in Atlanta several times a year. 
Florence's favorite memories 
of OU include the students, the 
faculty, the baseball team, the 
dances, and the bridge games 
between classes. 



Bill Brown '50 was drafted 
by the U.S. Army to serve as 
a cryptographic specialist in 
Germany. After his discharge, he 
was recruited by the CIA where he 
had a career in data processing. 
Since retiring, he and his wife 
Susan, a CIA careerist, enjoy 
gardening and traveling to Europe 
and the Western U.S. Bill worked 
on the Master Gardeners program 
and he serves on the condo board. 
They spend time at their beach 
house in Rehoboth, Del. He hopes 
his classmates are also enjoying 
interesting and healthy lives. His 
favorite OU memories include 
classes with Wendell Brown in 
Achievement or Balance, George 
Seward on Greek historians and 
Lindsay Colburn in economics. 
He remembers many friends and 
cheering the Stormy Petrels. 

Ben Carrie '50 and OU class- 
mate Ed Chandler '49 operated 
North DeKalb Sign Company in 
Doraville, Ga. for three years. Ben 
then traveled the Southeast for 



seven years as a Federal Reserve 
Bank Auditor followed by 10-year 
stints as branch auditor at federal 
branches in Nashville and Jack- 
sonville, Fla. He retired in 1984 
and has since lived the "good life" 
in the live oak tree splendor of the 
Jacksonville suburb Mandarin. 
His favorite thing about OU was 
the pleasant coexistence among 
Southern and Northern students. 

John Fisher '5i and his wife Jean 
have been involved in numerous 
musical organizations in New Jer- 
sey as well as on Cape Cod, Mass. 
His favorite memories of OU were 
serving as the president of the 
student body and class president 
each of his four years. 

James Redwine '53 joined the 
Osteopathic Honor Society, and he 
received the Elderson Scholarship 
to Harvard University. He is proud 
of his wife, Virginia, who recently 
obtained her bachelor's degree in 
religion, and of his younger son, 
who became an Eagle Scout. His 
favorite OU memories came from 
class meetings on the lawn. 

Dorothy Carlile Sanders '53 

works with her church and spends 
time with her family. She and her 
husband Clint have a grandson 
attending college. Her fond memo- 
ries of OU include the afternoons, 
listening to the Carillon Bells 
and taking in the beauty of the 
campus. 

Barbara Cristal Krasnqff '54 

and her husband became great- 
grandparents with the birth of Mya 
J. Dorfman on February 10, 2010. 
Her favorite OU memories involve 
the people who became her good 
friends. She loved open discussions 
in classes and the student lounge, 
and she enjoyed the numerous Fan 
Tan and bridge games. 



Christine Cooper Jackson '57 

taught elementary school for 40 
years. She taught at Unity and 
Central Hatchee Schools in Heard 
County, Ga. for nine years and 
at Roopville School in Carroll 
County, Ga. for 31 years. Her fond 
OU memories include the dedi- 
cated faculty. "I still remember my 
teachers and can visualize them 
teaching." 

Ha Varelmann McCoy '58 is a 

retired editor for the U.S. Marine 
Corps Morale, Welfare and Recre- 
ation newsletter publication which 
was sent to U.S. Marine Corps 
installations worldwide. Ila's 
main interests are the perform- 
ing arts— specifically singing. She 
and her husband Don are active in 
volunteer services in Las Cruces, 
N.M. Both sing in the Mesilla Val- 
ley Chorale and sit on the chorale 
board. In June 2009, the chorale 
was invited to perform in LeMans, 
France. Ila also was featured in 
local cabaret performances and 
performed in musical comedy and 
variety shows in New Mexico and 
abroad. She and her husband are 
founding members of Paleozoic 
Trackways Foundation which was 
instrumental in having the U.S. 
Congress declare the track- 
ways discovered in the Robledo 
Mountains of New Mexico as the 
Prehistoric Trackways National 
Monument. Ila and Don celebrate 
their 45th anniversary this year. 

Charles Ingram '5S retired in 
December 2009 after working as a 
Senior Aerodynamics engineer at 
Lockheed Martin. He is a retired 
physician and anesthesiologist 
from Emory, Grady, Egleston. 
Crawford Long, Scottish Rite, and 
other locations in Tennessee and 
North Georgia. 



32 CARILLON I SPRING 2010 



Lucy Lindsey Smith '59 became 
a member of the National Associa- 
tion of Educational Broadcasters 
and the Association of Women in 
Radio and Television and taught 
science on television after gradua- 
tion. After her television stint, she 
became a science supervisor and 
science coordinator for the Atlanta 
Public School System. She was the 
only woman on the Georgia Sci- 
ence and Technology Commission 
for then-Governor Lester Mad- 
dox (1967-1971) and the Science 
Advisory Commission for then- 
Governor Jimmy Carter (1971- 
1975). After joining the National 
Science Teachers Association, she 
became president of the Georgia 
Teachers Association and was 
elected to the National Science 
Supervisors Association Board. 
During graduate school, Lucy 
taught at Emory University as a 
visiting lecturer. Lucy volunteered 
with the Outdoors Activity Center 
where she served as president. 
She was president of the board of 
directors for Hillside Hospital and 
served on the development board 
of SciTrek. In 1982, she became 
the founding member of the Assis- 
tance League of Atlanta, a chapter 
of the National Assistance League. 
She is a past president, and she 
averages 20-30 hours a month 
after 27 years of service. Lucy 
and her husband George traveled 
extensively in and out of the U.S. 
When she finds time, Lucy plays 
golf, gardens and reads. She has 
two children, four grandchildren 
and six great-grandchildren. 

Sydney Mobley Moss '59 and her 

husband Jack moved to Sterling on 
the Lake in Flowery Branch, Ga., 
from Lake Burton three years ago. 
They enjoy socializing with other 
"empty nesters" and have formed 
a bridge club. Jack joins his men 
friends— the ROMEOS (Retired 
Old Men Eating Out)— for lunch 
every Wednesday, while Sydney 
is active in the women's group. 
Sydney's fond memories of OU 
include working part-time in the 
registrar's office with Mrs. Mac- 
Connell, having long philosophical 
discussions in the rec room and 



dancing to rock music every night 
after dinner. 



gg IVOUS 

Nancy Tarrant Calhoun '60 re- 
tired in 2007 after a 40-plus-year 
career as a teacher and administra- 
tor. Since retirement, she and her 
husband have enjoyed traveling 
extensively in the U.S. and Europe, 
visiting with their daughters, and 
relaxing at Big Canoe. During 
her years in the classroom, Nancy 
was honored with an E.xcellence 
in Teaching Award from Georgia 
Independent School Association. 
As the founding principal of the 
middle school division of The 
Walker School, she received a Life- 
time Achievement Award from the 
school. She was the 1993 Ogletho- 
rpe School Bell Award recipient. In 
addition to her active work sched- 
ule, she was a part of the Cobb 
Executive Women and Leadership 
Cobb for many years. Her favorite 
OU memories center around her 
great professors, including Drs. Ab- 
bott, Brown, Bohnhorst, Daugert, 
Goslin and Seward. They inspired 
her and she has tried to live up to 
their examples. 

Boh Booker '60 married Judy in 
1991. He retired from Boy Scouts 
of America after 46 years and now 
works as a consultant for non-profit 
organizations. He has an admi- 
rable total of 14. grandchildren and 
spends most of his days playing 
golf During his OU days. Bob loved 
working at the YMCA in Ashford 
Park. He especially enjoyed his 
junior year and cannot recall any 
moment that he did not like. 

Norman Barrett '60 was in the 
U.S. Air Force from 1960-1982 
until his much deserved retire- 
ment came as a lieutenant colonel. 
From 1986-2005, he worked as an 
advertising salesman for AT&T and 
he currently owns a personal real 
estate business. His favorite OU 
memories were fun times in the 
game room. 



Gail Wynn Davidson '60 and her 

husband bought an older home in 
Covington, Ga., as their retire- 
ment home which they restored 
to its grandeur, along with the 
gardens. They even won multiple 
awards, including the Georgia 
Trust Award given by the Georgia 
Trust for Structural Preservation 
for the restoration. She humbly 
states that, "It was all a l^bor 
of love." Her favorite OU recol- 
lections are taking trips to the 
campus with her brother and his 
then-fiance. Her father also went 
to Oglethorpe in the 1930s and 
her niece graduated from there 
as well. She particularly loved the 
wonderful learning atmosphere 
within her small classes, with 
favorites being chemistry, physics, 
music, and philosophy. 

CM. "Mickey" Metcalf '63 was 

promoted to Associate Profes- 
sor of Law & Management at 
the Godbold School of Business, 
Gardner-Webb University, Boil- 
ing Springs, N.C. He serves as 
the Forsyth Center Director for 
Gardner-Webb in Winston-Salem 
and has recently been inducted as 
an Honorary Member into Delta 
Mu Delta, an International Honor 
Society in Business, by the Kappa 
Psi Chapter. He recently returned 
as a visitation team member of the 
Association of Collegiate Business 
School Programs to the University 
of Puerto Rico-Utardo. He makes 
his home in High Point with wife 
Jan and rotten Yorkie Lex. 

TomReilly '67 is retired and 
serves on three boards of direc- 
tors, works with the National 
Wildlife Federation, volunteers 
with Senior Connections, and 
works at Barnes & Noble. He has 
five grandchildren. 



Doris Buffet Foundation. She and 
her husband live in Decatur, Ga., 
and her son attends Brown Mackie 
College. 



1970s 



AnnaZaibelBlau '70 was 

promoted to CEO of International 
Women's House, a shelter for bat- 
tered women and children. Anna 
was executive director for 12 years 
and a recipient of the Sunshine 
Lady Peace Award given by the 



980s 



Eric Roberts '82 is a Certified 
Peer Specialist with A Family First 
Community Services. 

Kevin G. Hall '85 (see pg. 30) 




Jeanette Anderson Upchurch '45 

on August 9, 2009 
David Stewart Davies '65 

on September 14, 2009 
The Rev. Willis M. Horton '53 

on September 15, 2009 
E. Frank Walls, Jr. '49 

on October 1, 2009 
Ann Adams Wilt '51 

on October 6, 2009 
Jane Frank Kelley '68 

on October 8, 2009 
Margaret Kerr Hitte '47 

on October 17, 2009 
Mary Ivey Leak '70 

on October 20, 2009 
Anne Irby Comer '40 

on October 29, 2009 
Helen Hogan Hill '52 

on November 9, 2009 
Rhett Pinson Sanders '43 

on December 4, 2009 
Louise Sims '47 

on December 19, 2009 
Arhs D. Head '83 

on January 6, 2010 
Virginia Wallace Wayne '43 

on January 26, 2010 
HertaA. Schartle'34 

on March 7, 2010 




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1990s 



1 Donna Hook McPherson '90 

was named a Top 5 Finalist in the 
Pet Sitter of 2009 by Pet Sitters 
International. McPherson owns 
Pawsitively Pets, Inc., an Atlanta- 
based pet sitting business. 

2 Lu Green LeRoy '95 vecenily 

moved to Shanghai, China, while 
her husband completes a tempo- 
rary assignment there. She con- 
tinues to work remotely as public 
relations and marketing director 
for BioCrossroads, an Indianapo- 
lis-based organization that invests 
in life sciences companies, starts 
new enterprises, and grows the life 
sciences in the state. 

Jack Stephens '95 and his wife, 
Kelly, welcomed a daughter Avery 
Miriam on December 10, 2009 
(she shares her birthday with her 
mother). Avery weighed 6 lbs., 15 
oz. and was 19.5 inches. Big sister 
Taylor is almost two and is happy 
to have a little sister. Daddy is 
not sure what he is going to do 
with all these women and already 
concerned about two potential 
weddings. 

Jenifer Parks '96 earned her 
Ph.D. in Russian/Soviet History 
from University of North 
Carolina-Chapel Hill in May '09. 



In August, she moved with her 
husband to Billings, Mont., where 
she is assistant professor of history 
at Rocky Mountain College. 

Joseph Cox '97 vf as presented the 
Siemens Award for Excellence in 
AP Teaching for the State of Geor- 
gia, 2009 and was a Brookwood 
High School Teacher of the Year, 
Gwinnett County Teacher of the 
Year Finalist 2010, and Georgia 
High School Science Teacher 
of the Year 2010, awarded by 
the Georgia Science Teachers 
Association. 

3 Kipp Chambers '99 is part of 
the four-way formation skydiving 
team Relativity, which won the 
silver medal at the NSL National 
Skydiving Championships in 
November 2009. Over the past 
year, he qualified to participate in 
the 75-person Colorado State Sky- 
diving Record and the 75-person 
World Record Wingsuit Forma- 
tion over Lake Elsinore, Calif 
When not jumping out of planes, 
he lives in Denver, Colo., where he 
works as an internet marketing 
consultant for small businesses. 
He regularly craves Southern food. 

4 Ashish Thakur '99 and his wife 
Renuka welcomed Kishan Singh 
Thakur on September 26, 2009, in 
Atlanta. He weighed 7 lbs., 7-8 oz. 
and was 20.25 inches. 



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5 Molly Lewis 'OO married 
Len Sasso on May 23, 2009, at 
St. Joseph's Catholic Church in 
Jacksonville, Fla. OU alumnae in 
attendance included matron of 
honor Megan Podolsky Greto '99, 
Heather Cordeiro DeGrave '00, 
Tina Stults Launey '00, and Holly 
Brabham Howanitz '02. The cou- 
ple honeymooned on a Mediterra- 
nean cruise in April 2010, delayed 
while Len completed the master's 
program in Physician Assisting at 
South University in Savannah, Ga. 
The couple resides in Jackson- 
ville, Fla. with their beagle Sadie. 
A graduate of the University of 
Georgia law school, Molly opened 
a solo law practice in Jacksonville 
in 2008 focusing exclusively on 
family law and expanded into a 
partnership with a business law- 
yer in April. Look for the new firm, 
Kinney & Sasso, to open its doors 
in the very near future. 



Emily Diehl '02 graduated with a 
master's degree in social work from 
the University of Georgia in May '10. 
Emily serves on the National As- 
sociation of Social Workers-Georgia 
Chapter Board of Directors, and she 
enters the University of Florida's 



Ph.D. program in Counselor Educa- 
tion (Marriage and Family Counsel- 
ing) this fall. 

Cody Partin '02 and his wife 
Sara welcomed Charles Douglas 
Edwin Partin on February 16, 
2010. He weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz. 
and was 21 inches. 



2003 



Barrett '03 and Heather Fran- 
couer Karvis '03 are the proud 
parents of Aubrey, born October 
5, 2009, weighing 9 lbs., 15 oz. She 
joins big sister Ava. 



2004 



6 Leigh Cooper '04 and Mark 
Godfrey were married at the First 
Existentialist Congregation in 
Atlanta on October 17, 2009. They 
live and work in midtown Atlanta. 

7 AnnaRhettCohb '04 married 
Robert Thomas Miller '03 in 

Charleston, S.C, on September 19, 
2009. OU alumni in attendance 
included the matron of honor 
Paula Tecklenburg '04 and brides- 
maids Michelle Parks '03 and Lisa 
Gossett '04 and groomsmen Trent 
Erb '04, Robert Fink 03 and Drew 
Ferris '02. Anna Rhett works as 
an assignment desk editor on the 
National Desk at CNN and Robert 



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is a student at Goizueta School 
of Business at Emory University 
getting his MBA while working at 
Cherokee Town and Country Club. 
They reside in Roswell, Ga. with 
their three lab mixes Kylie, Bear, 
and Maggie. 

Dar'shun Kendrick '04 started 
her own law practice Kendrick 
Law Practice, LLC in January 
2010, focusing exclusively on 
business law. She received her J.D. 
from the University of Georgia 
and is completing her master's 
degree in business administration 
from Kennesaw State University. 
Visit her practice's website: www. 
kendricklaw.net. 



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8 Carlissa Carson '05 graduated 
in the top 35% of her class from 
Emory University School of Law in 
May 2008. In 2009, she gradu- 
ated with distinction in the top 
15% of her class from George- 
town Law, where she received an 
LL.M. in international law and 
a Certificate in International 
Human Rights. While at George- 
town, Carlissa served as a Global 
Teaching Fellow and taught 
first-year students about the law 
in a transnational setting. She is 
a Georgia-licensed attorney and 
Judge Advocate (Captain) in the 
U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps. At 



her military unit, she is the Chief 
of International and Operational 
Law. In June, Carlissa will publish 
her second article, titled "Yes We 
Can Revise the Military Commis- 
sions Act, but Why?" based on her 
experience representing Osama 
bin Laden's personal bodyguard in 
Guantanamo Bay. This article pro- 
vides the Obama Administration 
with a road map as it considers 
how to prosecute alleged terror- 
ists. Recently, Carlissa has pre- 
sented at Oglethorpe University, 
the George Washington University 
and at the International Monetary 
Fund to stress the importance of 
adhering to human rights during 
a time of war. In Atlanta, Carlissa 
serves as a fellow in Atlanta's first 
New Leaders Council and she was 
recently selected among Atlanta's 
Power 30 Under 30. 

JillianA. Martin '03 graduated 
from the University of Georgia in 
May '09 with a master's degree 
in education in college student 
affairs administration. In Febru- 
ary, she joined the Student Affairs 
staff at Christopher Newport 
University in Newport News, Va. 
as the assistant director of student 
activities for diversity initiatives. 

Tracy Nemiroff '05 AMI* lives in 
New York City where she teaches 
middle school math at a gifted and 
talented public school. 



9JillSharitt '05 married Brad 
Pokorny on May 24, 2009 on 
Anna Maria Island, Fla. OU 
alumni in attendance included 
Josh Mclntyre '05, Kyle Taylor 
'07, and Steven Green '92. The 
couple enjoyed a two week cruise 
to Rome, Cairo, Ephesus, and 
Athens. Jill teaches English in 
Bradenton, Fla. while Brad 
finishes medical school. Brad, 
a Naval Officer, will be pursuing 
a residency in orthopedic surgery 
in the upcoming year. 



2006 



Brittany Bennett Parris '06 

is now a certified archivist and a 
member of the Academy of Certi- 
fied Archivists' Class of '09. She 
is an archivist with the Jimmy 
Carter Library in Atlanta. 

1 Kirbie Smith '06 was married 
April 4, 2009 to James Bowen 
Compston of Milan, Tenn. Ashley 
Money '08 was an attendant. 

OU alumni present were Katie 
Michalczyk '05, Susan Royal '05, 
Lydia Hofstetter '08, and Taylor 
Urbanski '08. 

1 1 & 1 3 JessieaFugett '06 married 
Russ ChurehweU '04 on Decem- 
ber 23, 2009 at Reunion Golf and 
Country Club north of Atlanta. OU 
alumni in attendance included Josh 
Burr '06, Kira Carr '09, Brett Wise 



'06, Joel Alzola '04, Katie Brown 
'09, and Alex Kirillov '10. They wel- 
comed daughter Chase Ellason in 
August '09, who weighed 6 lbs., 15.5 
oz. and was 20.5 inches. They live in 
Miamisburg, Ohio, and Russ is an 
anesthesia resident. 



2007 



Staeey Chavis '07 was recently 
selected for the Truman National 
Security Fellowship in Washington, 
D.C. and the New Leaders Council 
program in Atlanta. She was ap- 
pointed finance director for the 
Young Democrats of America Wom- 
en's Caucus and selected among 
Atlanta's Power 30 Under 30. 

Jordan "Alex" Johnson '07 gradu- 
ated from Georgia State University 
College of Law in January '10. He 
works as a law clerk and hopes to 
practice law soon. 



2008 



12 Tiffany Desrosiers '08 works 
at Marist School in Atlanta as the 
assistant to the dean of students 
and summer childcare director. 

JaneRipps '08A14rfinished 

her first year of teaching third 
grade at Peachtree Elementarj' in 
Norcross, Ga., and she loves it. She 
thanks her Oglethorpe professors. 



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On April 13, 2010, Oglethorpe 
unveiled and dedicated a class- 
room to the late Dr. Ronald L. 
Cariisle, a beloved member of 
Oglethorpe's faculty from 1985- 
2007. "The Ronald L. Carlisle 
Memorial Classroom" is located 
on the third floor of Lupton 
Hall and is a lasting legacy to 
Dr. Carlisle's dedication, loyalty, 
scholarship, and teaching. 

During his 22-year tenure at 
Oglethorpe, Dr. CarUsle taught 
generations of Oglethorpe 
students in that particular 
classroom. The Division of 
Mathematics and Computer 
Science initiated the renovation 
as a fitting tribute to Dr. CarUsle. 



Dr. Carlisle taught both math- 
ematics and computer science. 
For two years, he also served 
as Interim Provost and later 
continued his work as a faculty 
leader. He was devoted both to 
his disciplines and to the liberal 
arts. He worked with his col- 
leagues to bring the Japanese 
language and culture into 
the Oglethorpe curriculum; 
helped to establish Ogletho- 
rpe's exchange program with 
Otaru University; and, helped 
to cultivate a relationship with 
the Kyoto monastery to bring 
artwork and visitors to the 
Oglethorpe University Museum 
of Art. Dr. Carlisle was honored 
by the Oglethorpe Board of 



Trustees m 2007 with faculty 
emeritus status. 

Dr. Carlisle helped students 
to develop skills in reasoning 
and rigorous thinking. 
Many have since gone on 
to lead successful careers 
in mathematics, computer 
science, business, and 
other fields. Even more left 
Oglethorpe with memories 
of Dr. Carlisle's fondness for 
puzzles and wordplay, his love 
of learning, and his enjoyment 
of solving a challenging 
problem. Dr. Carlisle's patient 
efforts earned him respect 
from both his colleagues and 
his students. 



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When Angela Rodriguez '11 left Columbia, 
South America to emigrate to the United 
States, she never imagined the path that 
would lead to Oglethorpe University, 
Washington, D.C. and, possibly, Madrid. 
Her father, a political refugee, had moved 
the family around their home country, but 
eventually it became too dangerous for them 
to stay. They left Colombia with few posses- 
sions and, with the help of the International 
Refugee Committee, they settled in Atlanta. 

At first, Angela found it hard to fit in. As a 
high school student in Avondale, she first 
experienced discrimination. She also strug- 
gled vvdth not having friends her own age. 
"My Spanish professor was my best friend. . . 
my only friend," she remembered. 

A turning point came when Angela met 
Dr. Pat Shropshire, the wife of Dr. Wilham 
Shropshire, Oglethorpe's former provost 
and a current trustee. William had met 
Angela's father at the Latin American 
Association in Atlanta and took Pat to 
the Rodriguez family's apartment to visit. 
"The way she talked to us and was holding 
us... was truly sweet" remembers Angela. 

The relationship between the two took hold 
that day and changed the course of Angela's 
education— and most likely her life. "I felt 
like it was very important for Angela and 
her family that she get a real college experi- 



ence and really have a chance to go not just 
to a community school but to go to a new 
situation, having a family of peers and being 
part of a learning community." 



"Ever since I was 
little, I wanted to be a 
doctor, but everything 
that has happened 
in my life makes me 
think it would be 
better to help more 
people like me." 



The Shropshire children had gone to col- 
leges on the tuition exchange with Ogletho- 
rpe, making it easier for the Shropshires 
to help viath Angela's education. "And 
where else would I want anybody to go but 
Oglethorpe?" she said. "It seemed to me this 
was meant to be!" 

Angela has excelled during her three years 
at Oglethorpe - majoring in international 
relations with a minor in Spanish, volun- 
teering in New Orleans with the Center for 



Civic Engagement, and joining the Inter- 
national Club. She also yearned to study 
abroad in Madrid which prompted her on 
the path to obtaining a U.S. passport. 

In March, after going through the process to 
become a citizen, Angela arrived at the U.S. 
Immigration and Naturalization Ser\'ice a 
'little nervous. "We sat in a big room, facing 
a big flag. . .now we have to vote, participate, 
pay taxes, be responsible. I was feeling 
happy but at the same time sad because now 
I have to renounce my other nationality. I 
was thinking about how grateful and happy 
I am here but also thinking about my grand- 
father, my school when I was a child, going 
to church and playing with my friends." 

Two days later she and Pat Shropshire 
were on a plane to Washington, D.C. to 
mark the occasion. "I wanted to celebrate 
vvdth her," Pat said. And so they did in true 
ail-American tourist fashion, visiting the 
National Gallery, the White House, the 
Capitol building, the Supreme Court, the 
World War II Memorial, the Vietnam War 
Memorial ("all the memorials!") And, they 
visited the original "Star Spangled Banner" 
at the Smithsonian Institution. 

This summer, Angela hopes to have an 
internship with the International Refugee 
Committee. "Ever since I was little, I wanted 
to be a doctor," she said, "but everything 
that has happened in my life makes me 
think it would be better to help more people 
like me." 

People like her are pretty special, Shropshire 
thinks, and the feeling is clearly mutual. "I 
love the classes here, I love the professors," 
Angela said. "One of the reasons I think this 
is home is not just because of my citizenship 
but because of people— like Pat." 

"This family is real easy to love," Shropshire 
said. "They are good-hearted, hard-working, 
loving people." 



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An area preschool group visifed the 
pus, explored our "castles," made their own 
crowns, and met Peley. The future Petrels went 
home with their own stuffed Peteys as 
mementos of their visit. 




Congratulations to the Oglethorpe 2009 
NCAA Championship Men's Golf Team 
and Coach Jim Owen, who received their 
championship rings during a ceremony at 
the historic East Lake Golf Club on March 
31. President Schall was presented with 
the Championship Trophy. This marked 
the first national athletic championship in 
Oglethorpe's history. 



^; The Oglethorpe campus was transformed 
^t into a movie set in late May. Scenes from 
I Minutes, starring Brittany Snow, were 
shot in Luplon Auditorium, fHearst Great fHall 
and the library. Twenty lucky students 
worked as extras. 



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Sporting a new look, the once all-white 
Center for Civic Engagement passenger 
vans are now wrapped in Petrel pride. 

Kendall Gault '10 accepted her Oglethorpe 
ring from President Schall at the inaugural 
Gray Stone and Mortar Ring Ceremony 
tradition during Alumni Weekend. 

Professor Peter Kower conducted a seminar 
with potential Petrels, who converged on 
the OU campus during the annual JEO 
Scholarship Weekend in January. 



On the morning of May 8, 2010, the 

Oglethorpe quadrangle was filled 

with hugs and happy tears as the 17^^ 

Anniversary Class of 2010 celebrated 

a life milestone with their families, 

friends, faculty, and staff. We wish 

each one of you the very best in 

making lives, livings, and differences! 



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